Today I want to tell you about a novel that publishes tomorrow. I’ll post a review in a few weeks!
THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN by Lisa Jewell
Atria Books | Hardcover | Fiction | | On Sale Date: 08/12/14
ISBN: 9781476702995 | Pages: 400 | eBook ISBN: 9781476703015
Meet the Bird family. They live in a honey-colored house in a picture-perfect Cotswolds village, with rambling, unkempt gardens stretching beyond. Pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and tow-headed twins Rory and Rhys all attend the village school and eat home-cooked meals together every night. Their father is a sweet gangly man named Colin, who still looks like a teenager with floppy hair and owlish, round-framed glasses. Their mother is a beautiful hippy named Lorelei, who exists entirely in the moment. And she makes every moment sparkle in her children’s lives.
Praise for The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
“Clever, intelligent, and believable on a subject few of us really understand. Lorrie is one of the most vivid and complex characters I’ve read in years. Wonderful.” – Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You
“Both witty and deeply moving…Jewell, a wry observer of human folly, delivers with this latest tale of loneliness and the lure of beautiful things.” – Kirkus Reviews
“The stories of Lydia, Dean, and Robyn are each engrossing on their own; combined with the over-arching storyline of their father, they make for an irresistible read. Anyone who has ever pondered the nature of family or imagined finding a long-lost sibling will be captivated by The Making of Us.”– Shelf Awareness.com
“An engaging tale of choices made and not made, families lost and families gained, this should appeal to fans of Jewell’s work as well as such authors as Jodi Picoult.”– Booklist
“Jewell’s moving novel immerses readers in the lives of these unique characters through the universal themes of family and a search for belonging. Jewell has written a compelling and entertaining novel.”– Publishers Weekly
About the author:
Lisa Jewell was born and raised in north London, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She is the internationally bestselling author of ten previous novels, including The Making of Us and Before I Met You. Find out more at Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
Photo: Jascha Gordon